Governor Anne Waiguru (center). proprietor of Nice Digital City Njiru Mkombozi (left of Waiguru), and the County Government Finance CECM Jackline Njogu ( far right ) are all smiles when the governor officially opened a two day ,local Business and Agricultural Expo at the City yesterday.
The intended setting up of an Industrial Park at the outskirts of Sagana town will be a game changer for both the business and farming communities in Kirinyaga County .
County Governor Anne Waiguru said the park will not only provide an enabling environment to do business bit also an area for the processing and value addition of agricultural produce.
She said the facility will also have a Sports Complex, a Golf Course and a health section to cater for the needs of the community carrying out business at the venue.
Governor Anne Waiguru being explained about some of the services the Kenya Agricultural Research and Livestock Organisation undertakes to improve crop production after she opened a two day business and agricultural Expo at the Nice Digital City ,Mwea yesterday.
“This park will be so strategically placed given only a small section of the Sagana- Nanyuki railway line will be extended to ensure both raw materials and processed goods were transported with ease and cost friendly for both the traders and the farmers ,”she said.
Speaking at the Nice Digital City complex Mwea moments after opening a two day Business and Agricultural Expo yesterday , the governor said the facility to be set up on the 250 acres of land her admiration had recovered from a grabber ,will open up new frontiers for the local population and investors .
She urged Investors both international and local to look nowhere else except at Sagana where ample land was available as well as reliable road and railway networks .
The governor applauded the Nice Digital City patron Njiru Mkombozi for allowing the Expo to be undertaken at his premises where various exhibitors interacted with the farmers and consumers of their products one on one .
She was accompanied by her Deputy Wachira Githanda ,a battery of her CECMs , several MCAs and Chief Officers from her Administration led by the Finance one Jackline Njogu.
The governor assured area residents that once a tomato processing factory was put up Karii market ,most of the by-products the country imports will now be easily available for both national and export markets .
On his part ,Mkpmbozi who also runs the largest private rice milling factory in East Africa said a total of 60 per cent of all the rice crop produced at the Mwea Irrigation scheme was milled at his facility.
“At the Nice Digital City we do not only mill rice from the Mwea Irrigation scheme but also provide for free storage facilities as well as allow a free open market space to the grain traders who eke a living from trading with the crop,”Mkomozi said.
He also said he was pleased to have hosted the expo and urged other investors to follow the example of the Family Bank which had financed his venture at affordable credit basis.